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Since its premiere in 2012, My 600-lb life Helped many people to start their life again after suffering from health problems. The TLC The hit follows a year into the lives of sick obese people who are ready to make a real difference in their lives and contact a Houston, Texas specialist Dr. Yunnan Nowzaradan To help with their food and sometimes special surgeries like gastric bypass.
Unfortunately, not all of Dr. Nao’s patients have improved since they began their weight loss journey. And it’s not always the weight problem that keeps them away from their loved ones. Take a moment to reflect on some of the tragic consequences of the series (below) …
Starting from scratch, Henry Ft One was a Season 1 fan favorite who weighed in at 715 pounds when it was first introduced. He gained most of his weight by eating twice as much, which affected him for most of his life. With a high school reunion around the corner, he hoped to lose weight – which he did! After changing his diet and undergoing a gastric bypass and skin removal surgery, Henry weighed 275 pounds at the end of the program. Incredible!
At just 47 years old, viewers were thrilled to see that Futsy was finally getting his coveted new start… but, unfortunately, that didn’t last. In 2012, Henry was working as a shuttle bus driver in Houston, Texas when he suffered a “medical episode,” according to police, which caused him to lose consciousness behind the wheel. He collided with a car and hit a pedestrian.
Six months later, on May 16, 2013, Henry died. The cause of his death was never made public; However, Cinematic Claimed that it was not related to his weight loss or the shuttle accident. Either way, it’s still so devastating.
Season 6 star Robert Buchel 903 pounds began its journey. With the help of lymphedema removal surgery, she quickly lost 124 pounds in the first month and 170 pounds in the second month. He was more than willing to make a change, he said in the episode:
“Carrying all these burdens is physically, mentally, emotionally taxing. It’s not a pain or life that I want from anyone because I can do nothing. I can’t do anything for anyone. “
Although the New Jersey resident was fighting more than his food addiction. He was also struggling to cope with depression and pain killer addiction. At the time of filming, this proved too much and on November 15, 2017, he died of a heart attack.
Lisa Fleming She was ready to make a big difference in her life when she joined the show in Season 6. She weighed 705 pounds at the time. Her mother died of obesity-related problems, so there was a fight in her family.
During My 600-lb life, Lisa loses 200 pounds after weight loss surgery. Sadly, just a few months after appearing in the series, his body “gave out.” In August 2018, Fleming’s daughter Daniel To say TMZ:
“Eventually he was sick and his body was exhausted and his body just went out.”
A Facebook Declaration received by PeopleHe further explained:
“I’m really at a loss for words right now. This morning I am sitting holding your hand for 4 hours and knowing that nothing I can do will bring you back to me. Anyone who knows me gave my all to my mother! “I’m glad you’re no longer in pain and stuck in that bed.”
Shawn and Renee Milliken
Shawn Milken He weighed a record-breaking 1,003 pounds when he joined the show in his twenties. The Season 4 cast member needed mandatory surgery before embarking on his weight loss journey. He was then able to drop an impressive 548 pounds. Unfortunately, that progress did not last …
In a special title Where are they now?, It was revealed that Shawn was struggling to keep the weight off. He was struggling with other mental and emotional challenges. His co-dependent relationship with his mother Rini That didn’t help either. Although he was not a patient of Dr. Now’s, Renee was widely shown in this episode because of how much he was involved in Shawn’s life, partly to the detriment of both of them. When Renee died of kidney failure in 2017, it was a difficult time for her son to recover. Two years later, he died of complications from an undiagnosed infection.
Season 5 stars James King Joined the franchise weighing 791 pounds. Sadly, he was unable to keep the weight off. When he appeared on one Where are they now? Notably, he gained an extra পা 49. In a surprising twist, Dr. Now actually blames James’ wife Lisa For her husband’s journey to come. He went so far to call the doctor Adult Defense Services Claims that he is influencing his planned eating plan. That’s great!
King was finally able to drop an impressive 340 pounds. But in April 2020, he died at the age of 49. The cause of his death was kidney failure, but a source said The sun He also suffered from septic shock. In 2017 he was hospitalized for sepsis, cirrhosis and kidney failure. Very sad.
James “LB” Bonner Season 6 of the series had an impressive weight loss journey. He went from 642 pounds to 324. Sadly, he faced other civil wars. In 2018, LB took over Facebook Send a mysterious message that reads:
“I just want to thank everyone who has shown me love and support throughout my journey … I’ve realized a few things over the last few days and now it’s time for me to face my monsters.”
He was later found dead in Lexington Park, South Carolina, with a gunshot wound to the head. County Corona has declared suicide the cause of death. James was only 30 at the time.
If you or someone you know is fighting, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ‘1-800-273-TALK (8255)’ or text TALK to 741741 on the Crisis text line.
Colissa Macmillan After working together for 8 seasons, Dr. is now called his “personal angel”. After surviving a heart attack before her weight loss journey, Colissa was able to lose 145 pounds from her original 643-pound weight with weight loss surgery. Unfortunately, Macmillan later suffered the complications of the surgery that landed him on a ventilator in the hospital for two and a half weeks. When little progress was made, doctors decided to keep him in a medically induced coma. In September 2020, TMZ He was pronounced dead at the age of 41. The cause of death was not immediately clear.
Kelly Mason He was one of the hard working patients on the show. He appeared in Season 7 with a laundry list of health problems, including high blood pressure, blood clots in his legs, type II diabetes and arthritis. For this reason, he was not able to qualify for surgery until he was less than 340 pounds. Sadly, he died in his sleep of a heart attack just one day before his 42nd birthday and just as he was about to get approval for the procedure.
During his episode, Dr. Now reveals:
“Kelly had an appointment with me a few weeks ago, she had a weight loss track. So, [her death] Starting to go back to his old habits was not the result. He was working hard and doing what he needed to do [to do]. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. “
Gina Crossley He was one of the heaviest customers when he joined Season 8. During the opening episode, he opened up about his childhood, the trauma that caused him to eat mentally. Starting at 556 pounds, he worked out slowly from 50 pounds.
Interestingly, he was so inspired to make an impactful change in his life that when the show stopped filming his episodes, he started posting updates himself. YouTube One year after the channel aired its season, he lost another 100 pounds. He used his platform to encourage others on their journey. Amazing!
Unfortunately, on August 1, his family announced that he had died at the age of 30. The cause of death was not immediately known. Instead of flowers, they asked for grants from mental health organizations.
Rini Biran He weighed in at 631 pounds when he joined the TLC Heat in Season 6. Before committing to her health journey, Renee was proud to be a plus-size model, but when medical problems arose, she knew she needed to change. He has seen many successes working with Dr. Now losing 250 pounds. Sadly, he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barr সিন Syndrome in 2019, “a rare autoimmune disorder where a person’s own immune system damages nerves, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis.” CDC. On May 14, 2021, Biran’s family announced that he had died at the age of 56, surrounded by those who loved him. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
My 600-lb lifeIts the first transgender star Destiny LashaiThose also went Matthew Ventress, Weighing about 700 pounds, appeared in season 7. Originally aired in March 2019, the TLC personality openly talks about how mental health issues have always been a challenge when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle:
“I think that what I am constantly doing is avoiding my frustration and pain right now. Food is the only thing I can do. I can feel it killing me. I have no way to survive. ”
With the help of Dr. Now, Destiny was able to learn healthy living habits which will help him to have great success after the show. LaShaee lost an impressive 500 pounds, inspiring fans who followed along on the online journey. Sadly, Destiny’s mental health battle was a tough cause and the social media star died in early February 2022. According to multiple reports, Destiny was 30 years old. No cause of death has been identified, but Lashaiya’s brother took to Facebook to share the heartbreaking news, reflecting:
“No no no I’m sorry brother, I accept you for who you are, I admit every mistake that comes with you, I’m sorry you felt alone, I’m sorry you felt you had no one else”
Such a tragic loss … RIP
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